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  • Antidepressant use doubles in US

    08/03/2009 7:42:53 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 47 replies · 892+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-3-09 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday. About 6 percent of people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 -- 13 million people. This rose to more than 10 percent or 27 million people by 2005, the researchers found. "Significant increases in antidepressant use were evident across all sociodemographic groups examined, except African Americans," Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University in New York and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia wrote in the Archives of General Psychiatry. "Not...
  • Having BIPOLAR vs. Being BIPOLAR

    07/31/2009 1:25:45 PM PDT · by YaZhynka · 19 replies · 957+ views
    July 31, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    HAVING BIPOLAR vs. BEING BIPOLAR (excerpt from the book, "Blessed With Bipolar: 36 God-Given Gifts of Manic Depression) I have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder does not have me. Bipolar disorder is not, my identity. It is not who I am. Bipolar disorder impacts my personality, emotions, and behavior. It does not dictate what I think, believe, say, or do. There are blessings that come with “having bipolar disorder.” “Being bipolar,” on the other hand, would be nothing but a burden. If I think of myself as “being bipolar” (or of bipolar as being my being), then I am controlled by...
  • Autistic O.C. Marine sentenced for possessing child porn

    07/21/2009 1:57:38 AM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies · 921+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/20/2009 | Jessica Terrell
    He was diagnosed with autism, had received counseling for an attraction to child pornography and lived in a group home. Still, a recruiter thought that Joshua Fry had what it took to be one of “the few, the proud, the Marines.” Pvt. Fry, who spent the last year in the brig at Camp Pendleton on charges of possessing child pornography, leaving base without authorization and concealing his psychiatric history, was discharged today from the Marines for bad conduct and sentenced to four years confinement. Although the case has been settled and a verdict handed down, disturbing questions about exactly how...
  • Gay men sexually abused in childhood more likely to have risky sex and get HIV

    07/05/2009 9:17:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies · 1,470+ views ^ | July 01, 2009 | Michael Carter
    An experience of sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence is associated with an increased risk of gay men becoming HIV-positive in adult life, American researchers report in the July 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The research also showed that men with a history of sexual abuse in early life had higher levels of depression and problematic drug and alcohol use, as well as being less receptive to HIV prevention interventions. “This is the first study…to demonstrate a predictive relationship between a history of childhood sexual abuse and high rates of HIV infection among HIV-uninfected men...
  • Autism, Non-Hollywood Version - Karl Greenfeld’s painful, eloquent memoir lays bare the...

    06/30/2009 8:29:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 658+ views
    City Journal ^ | 26 June 2009 | Stefan Kanfer
    Karl Greenfeld’s painful, eloquent memoir lays bare the disease’s toll.Boy Alone: A Brother’s Memoir, by Karl Greenfeld (Harper, 368 pp., $25.99) In the 1988 film Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman plays an autistic adult named Raymond Babbitt, a role for which he received an Academy Award. Hoffman’s performance has another distinction: 21 years later, it remains the phoniest portrayal of autism ever put on screen. Those who suffer from that affliction, unlike Raymond, aren’t all cuteness and intuition. Their rages don’t last three picturesque minutes; they can go on for days. In infancy, those stricken most severely retreat into themselves, never...
  • Protections for Transgender Workers (Obama to protect trannies)

    06/23/2009 7:43:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 886+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/09 | Jim Rutenberg
    Lawyers for President Obama are quietly drafting first-of-their kind guidelines barring workplace discrimination against transgender federal employees, officials said Tuesday. The guidelines will be in an updated federal handbook for managers and supervisors to be distributed and posted online in the next couple of months, and they could also be included in other materials for managers. They will list transgender people — those who identify their gender differently from the information on their birth certificates — as among several groups protected by antidiscrimination laws. Though transgender men and women are not believed to make up more than a fraction of...
  • Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age

    06/23/2009 4:47:08 PM PDT · by chevydude26 · 34 replies · 2,362+ views
    Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler. She turned 16 in January. "Why doesn't she age?" Howard Greenberg, 52, asked of his daughter. "Is she the fountain of youth?" Such questions are why scientists are fascinated by Brooke. Among the many documented instances of children who fail to grow or develop in some way, Brooke's case may be unique, according to her doctor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine pediatrician Lawrence Pakula, in Baltimore. "Many of the best-known names in medicine, in their experience ... had not seen anyone who matched up to...
  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death

    06/15/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 749+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/15/09 | Dan Childs
    For Ann Hohmann, Oct. 21, 2004, began just about like any other day. On that morning, the 54-year-old mother of two living in McAllen, Texas, was preparing to take her eldest son to school. She had an early appointment, so her husband, Rick Hohmann, would be dropping off younger son, 14-year-old Matthew, at his school that day. About a month earlier, Matthew had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. And like an estimated 2.5 million other children in the United States, he was taking medication for the condition.
  • Serial Killers and Politicians Share Traits

    06/13/2009 2:00:58 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 17 replies · 871+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 12, 2009 | Jim Kouri
    (The following commentary includes material obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.) Psychopathy is a personality disorder manifested in people who use a mixture of charm, manipulation, intimidation, and occasionally violence to control others, in order to satisfy their own selfish needs. Although the concept of psychopathy has been known for centuries, the FBI leads the world in the research effort to develop a series of assessment tools, to evaluate the personality traits and behaviors attributable to psychopaths. Interpersonal traits include glibness, superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth,...
  • Cher's Daughter To Undergo Sex Change

    06/12/2009 5:48:31 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies · 1,665+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 12, 2009 | Anne Lu
    Los Angeles, CA (BANG) - Cher's daughter is having a sex change. Chastity Bono - the 40-year-old daughter of the "Believe" singer and her late husband Sonny - began the lengthy gender reassignment process earlier this year. She has asked family and friends to call her Chaz, and will have surgery to give her male genitals later this year. Her spokesman said: "Chaz has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity. He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by loved ones." "It is Chaz's hope that his...
  • Alaska Gov. Palin in Westchester, Long Island [Fundraising for autism]

    06/07/2009 4:01:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 783+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is using her public profile to draw attention to the needs of those with autism and other developmental disabilities in the New York metropolitan area. The former Republican vice presidential candidate is scheduled to join a fundraising walk for the group Autism Speaks in Westchester County on Sunday morning. Then she is to be honored on Long Island later Sunday at an anniversary celebration for Independent Group Home Living Inc. Palin's youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • Homosexuals more likely to molest kids, study reports

    05/26/2009 3:03:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 50 replies · 3,417+ views ^ | May 30, 2001 | By Ken Walker
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--A social researcher who has studied sexual behavior for 24 years believes the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has sound reasons for maintaining its prohibition against gay scoutmasters. A homosexual cannot automatically be considered a child molester, said Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education in suburban Louisville, Ky. But with 17-24 percent of boys being abused by age 18, nearly as many as the 25 percent of girls, there is cause for concern, she said. Since heterosexuals outnumber the homosexual population about 44 to 1, as a group the incidence of homosexuals molesting children is...
  • Psychiatrist says sex-change surgery is a collaboration with a mental disorder, not a treatment.

    05/23/2009 9:44:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 65 replies · 3,802+ views ^ | Ethics & Medics, October 2005 | Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D.
    How should the Catholic community respond to men and women who think that a person's sex change operation would solve their problem? Catholic teaching in this area is clear. It is impossible to "change" a person's sex. Hormone treatments, cosmetic surgery and surgery to mutilate the sex organs do not change a person' sex. Confusion in this area has come about because people tend to defer to scientists, particularly in areas where their personal experience is limited. Therefore, when doctors, including those from the prestigious Johns Hopkins, have promoted "sex change" operations for physically normal men who believed they were...
  • Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm? (Next on the list)

    05/22/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 893+ views ^ | May 19, 2009‎ | Lois Wingerson
    As transgender activists protested outside the American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, speakers at the meeting were presenting on the same topic: gender identity disorder (GID). Some of their words would add clinical weight to the political slogans. Some of the speakers are activists themselves, including Rebecca Allison, MD, cardiologist who is transgender, widely published author Sarah Hoffman, whose son is gender variant, and Hewlett-Packard engineer Kelley Winters, PhD, founder of GID Reform Advocates. Winters1 has called on the APA to use the DSM-V revision to affirm that “in the absence of dysphoria, gender identity and expression that vary from assigned...
  • 'Gay gene' theory dealt a knockout punch

    05/14/2009 11:26:07 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 74 replies · 2,333+ views
    One news now ^ | 5/14/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way. For decades, the APA has not considered homosexuality a psychological disorder, while other professionals in the field consider it to be a "gender-identity" problem. But the new statement, which appears in a brochure called "Answers to Your Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality," states the following: "There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that...
  • Statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

    05/13/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 656+ views ^ | 2009-04-27 | Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    ( - The Royal College shares the concern of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association that positions espoused by bodies like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ( NARTH ) in the United States are not supported by science. There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore so-called treatments of homosexuality as recommended by NARTH create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish. The Royal College of Psychiatrists holds the view that lesbian, gay and bisexual people should be regarded as valued members of society who...
  • Killings spur Army review of mental care

    05/13/2009 3:15:49 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 14 replies · 794+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 May 2009 | Richard Tomkins
    BAQOUBA, Iraq | The U.S. commander of the Multi-National Force -- Iraq on Tuesday ordered a top-to-bottom review of mental health services for U.S. troops in the country after the worst act of U.S. soldier-on-soldier violence in the Iraq war. Army Lt. Col. Brian Tribus, media relations chief for Multi-National Force - Iraq, told The Washington Times that Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby ordered procedures "to look into [mental health] services available and delivery of those services." Gen. Jacoby also requested that the Army inspector general review all mental health services available to troops in Iraq, Col. Tribus said. Five U.S....
  • Texting Trolley Driver Is Transgendered Male

    05/12/2009 10:28:24 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 50 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Boston-area transit authority trolley driver who allegedly slammed into another train while text-messaging his girlfriend Friday was hired as a minority because of his transgendered "female-to-male" status and had three speeding tickets on his driving record in recent years, ABC News has learned. Emergency personnel work outside the Government Center MBTA station in Boston, in this May 8, 2009... Emergency personnel work outside the Government Center MBTA station in Boston, in this May 8, 2009 file photo. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority general manager Dan Grabauskas says the collision occurred at 7:18 p.m. One trolley was stopped between Park and...
  • Fathers, sons and homosexuality

    05/12/2009 6:32:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies · 2,774+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/12/2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    The causes of homosexuality continue to both fascinate and divide people. Recently, in London, a conservative group of Anglicans, called the Anglican Mainstream hosted a conference to discuss the causes of homosexuality and promote change from gay to straight. Featured at the conference was American psychologist, Joseph Nicolosi. Dr. Nicolosi stirred much controversy when he said, without research support, that most of his clients show some degree of change in their sexual orientation. Nicolosi's views regarding causes of homosexuality are also controversial. In response to a question about the existence of a gay gene, Nicolosi said: In other words, that...
  • How Not to Do Plastic Surgery

    05/11/2009 12:39:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 87 replies · 7,818+ views
    How Not To Do Plastic Surgery There’s a part of us, deep down, that enjoys looking at the somewhat negative effects that plastic surgery can wreak on the human visage. Just as some people slow down on the road when they pass a car accident, so do we stop and stare when we observe the car-crash results of plastic surgery gone wrong. Hang Mioku For some reason, this surgery-obsessed Korean woman decided to take it upon herself to INJECT COOKING OIL INTO HER OWN FACE. The story was that after many surgeries, doctors would refuse to operate on her...
  • Is Liberalism A Mental Disorder or Personality Disorder or Both? (VANITY)

    05/07/2009 9:01:24 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 60 replies · 1,516+ views
    Is Liberalism A Mental Disorder or Personality Disorder or Both? A personality disorder is like narcissistic personality disorder and there is no drug that can control it, it is up to that person to control it. A personality disorder is an indication of psychopathy.
  • Gluten linked to schizophrenia & type 1 diabetes

    05/04/2009 7:31:49 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 49 replies · 1,862+ views ^ | 27 April 2009 07:00 AM
    Scientists study affect of gluten on mental health Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. Scottish scientists believe that gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the condition. The researchers at the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are looking at the links between schizophrenia and diabetes. The two studies undertaken by geneticist Dr Jun Wei and his team in Inverness are to be funded by £300,000 from the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain. The first project is to explore...
  • The "Dr. Phil Show" Explores the Issue of Transgender Children (Is this a hate crime?)

    05/02/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,207+ views ^ | 2009 | By Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
    On Tuesday, January 13th, I was a guest on the "Dr. Phil Show" when a segment was aired on children who want to be the opposite sex. Also appearing on the show was the mother of a transgendered boy who is living life as a girl, and several psychotherapists who believe that transgenderism is normal, natural and healthy for some people. I took the position that children should not, however, be encouraged to think of themselves--and live as--as the opposite sex. All of the other psychotherapists disagreed with me. "Imitative Attachment" in the Gender-Disturbed Boy "Gender-identity disorder is primarily an...
  • Why can't I get a job ?

    04/26/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by dfwddr · 74 replies · 9,547+ views
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  • Science trumps speculation: MMR not linked to autism

    04/12/2009 8:19:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,273+ views
    American Medical News ^ | April 6, 2009 | Staff Editorial
    A special vaccine court dismissed claims that the vaccine can cause the cognitive disorder. The pitched debate regarding the purported link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine -- a battle viewed on both sides as critical to shielding the defenseless from harm -- took the encouraging turn for which many physicians were hoping and landed in favor of protecting public health. At issue was the consideration by a special vaccine court of test cases to determine if certain hypotheses of how vaccines could cause autism were legitimate and, therefore, warranted compensation to the affected parties through the...
  • Thousands of children wrongly diagnosed with dyslexia

    04/07/2009 5:24:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 57 replies · 1,392+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/7/2009
    Professor Joe Elliott, from Durham University, believes many parents with children who have difficulty in literacy lessons push for them to be diagnosed with dyslexia so they can get the extra support they need. Prof Elliott says this leads to children being falsely labelled and ignores the fact there are simply many children who struggle to read and should be given help at an early age. The academic, a director of research at the university's School of Education, said: "Many of the messages that I have received from parents have pointed out that the system has forced them to use...
  • The Mind of a Shooter: Mass Murder Tragedies

    04/06/2009 10:59:51 AM PDT · by serialcrimes · 23 replies · 1,547+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 4-6-09 | Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D.
    In the last few months, there have been several cases of mass murders on U.S. soil. On April 3, 2009, Jiverly Wong went into an American Civic Association and murdered 13 people. Wong wounded over 20 others and allegedly held hostages for hours before killing himself. The forty one year old had been going to the Civic Association to attend language lessons, and was angered over losing his job. He was teased due to to his lack of English language skill as well. These massacres follow a predictable pattern, and it is certain that there will be more attacks as...
  • Some Therapists Still Treat Homosexuality: Study

    03/30/2009 3:34:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 26, 2009
    A small but significant minority of mental health professionals in Britain offer treatments to lesbians and gays so they can become heterosexual, according to a study released on Thursday. Responding to a survey, psychiatrists and psychologists reported using techniques ranging from counselling to aversion therapy, despite a lack of evidence that such treatments are beneficial, the study said. A team of researchers led by Michael King of University College Medical School questioned over 1,400 therapists. Four percent said they would attempt to change a client's sexual orientation if asked to do so. And one in six, or 17 percent, said...
  • Former Homosexual Comments on George Weber Sex-Murder by Young ‘Sadomasochist’

    03/27/2009 10:32:25 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 36 replies · 1,811+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | March 26th, 2009 | Peter LaBarbera
    New York ABC radio reporter George Weber, 47, was murdered by a young, self-described “sadomasochist” with whom he had hooked up for sex on A former homosexual, David, who has become a friend of AFTAH, says hook-ups, anonymous sex and “instant gratification” are “part and parcel of the male homosexual lifestyle.” Folks, the greatest threat of violence to homosexual men comes from … other homosexual men. The stabbing murder of WABC reporter George Weber in New York is a terrible tragedy and yet it is instructive about the perils of promiscuous “gay” life. There is simply nothing that approaches...
  • Alaska and Florida consider bans on bestiality

    03/21/2009 9:12:16 AM PDT · by nmh · 68 replies · 2,141+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 21, 2009 | By ANNE SUTTON, Associated Press Writer
    JUNEAU, Alaska — It's a subject that can cause nervous snickering, a little uneasiness and even a few bad jokes. But many in the southeast Alaska community of Klawock, population 800, weren't laughing last April after a 26-year-old registered sex offender was accused of molesting a local family's pet dog. The man was spotted by a local woman coaxing the Labrador retriever into the woods near a ball field. There he allegedly tied it to a tree, taped its muzzle shut with duct tape and had sex with it, witnesses told police at the time. ... Authorities in Tallahassee, Fla.,...
  • Surprising Marriage Ends in Bizarre Ohio Killing (Knew His Wife Since She Was a Young Boy)

    03/20/2009 12:13:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,533+ views
    AP ^ | 3/20/09 | M.R. KROPKO
    James M. Mason knew his wife since she was born a boy. The janitor and former military man was a boarder in the child's home and was treated like family. Many were surprised when he married Chris nearly three years ago, not just because he knew she underwent sex-change surgery three years before, temporarily calling herself Christine Newton-John after the pop singer with the same last name. He was in his 70s, she in her 30s. He was mild-mannered; she had a domineering personality. Then, last summer, there was another surprise: Chris Mason was accused of exercising her frail husband...
  • Low-energy bulbs will cause agony for thousands of skin disorder sufferers, doctors warn

    03/13/2009 5:18:04 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14th March 2009 | David Derbyshire
    The phasing out of traditional light bulbs could cause misery for thousands who have light-sensitive skin disorders, medical experts warned yesterday. Dr Robert Sarkany said some low-energy bulbs gave vulnerable people painful rashes and swelling. He backed calls by patient groups for the Government to give medical exemptions for those at risk. The warning comes as British shops start to clear their shelves of traditional bulbs, which are being replaced by more energy-efficient versions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Does President Obama Have Multiple Personality Disorder ?

    03/03/2009 9:38:39 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 41 replies · 1,372+ views
    American Spectator/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/3/09 | Yidwithlid
    When one observes the difference between what President Obama says and what he does you begin to wonder if we elected Sybil. His word and deeds are so widely diverse that if he is not suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder then he is simply being a typical disingenuous politician.
  • Horrifying Trend Hits Young Women

    03/03/2009 5:05:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies · 3,494+ views ^ | March 3, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Julia is a fairly typical 16-year-old girl: she is crazy about boys, concerned about being fashionable, doesn't appreciate homework, loves pizza - and she "cuts". For those who aren't familiar with the term - and whose imaginations might be thinking the worst about what it means to "cut" - I'm afraid I only have very sad news: "cutting" means you take a knife or razor and use it to actually dig into your own flesh. This barbaric practice is common among today's precious teen women. Some school counselors estimate that the majority of middle and high school aged girls have...
  • Maybe time to re-read an assessment of Obama's narcissism

    02/28/2009 6:38:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | Joseph Rosenberger
    A narcissist is "a pond pretending to be an ocean."  Seeing President Obama at the Chicago Bulls game last night reminded me of Dr. Vaknin's assessment of The Occupant as narcissist last August. As I wasn't paying much attention to The Occupant that closely, I reread this very observant piece on Obama the Narcissist. If Dr. Vaknin's assessment is correct, we're in for one helluva struggle.
  • Obama is not a Democrat he is in the NPD Party

    02/28/2009 10:56:41 AM PST · by appeal2 · 17 replies · 878+ views
    Self | Self
    Obama is not democrat. He is a member of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder Party. Here’s the Wiki definition or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Review it and see if you recognize a similarity. A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: 1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance 2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love 3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique 4. requires...
  • Barack Obama is a narcissist

    02/20/2009 7:51:48 AM PST · by coffee260 · 83 replies · 6,196+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2008 | Sam Vaknin Ph.D.
    Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.Dr. Vaknin States "I must confess I was impressed by Sen. Barack Obama from the first time I saw him.  At first I was excited to see a black candidate.  He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident - a wholesome presidential package.  I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling.  His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama's speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in...
  • Homosexuality Caused by Failure to Bond with Same-Sex Parent?

    02/04/2009 7:48:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 2,667+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | Feb 3, 2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Recently, I wrote an article regarding three misconceptions about homosexuality. The response to this article, published on Christian Post, was voluminous and intense. On the plus side, some readers were relieved to see these misconceptions addressed, but on the down side, others attacked my orthodoxy and competence. Given this response and the admittedly brief treatment of each of the misconceptions, I plan additional articles which will elucidate each point. Although this deeper examination may raise additional questions, I hope to address some issues provoked by the initial article on misconceptions in ministry. The first misconception I identified was "all gay...
  • ADHD drugs cause hallucinations in some kids, study says

    01/29/2009 6:03:22 PM PST · by bdeaner · 25 replies · 765+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/26/09 | Shari Roan
    A report published today in the journal Pediatrics, however, estimates the incidence of psychotic symptoms at 1.48 per 100 person-years. (Person-years is defined as total years of treatment with a drug. For example, 100 people taking a drug one year is 100 person-years.) The statistic was based on data from 49 randomized, controlled trials of ADHD medications. In those same studies, no psychotic symptoms were reported in children who did not receive medication. Moreover, an analysis of spontaneous adverse-event reports to the FDA showed more than 800 reports of psychosis or mania. Psychotic symptoms were found with every ADHD drug...
  • The Talented Mr. Madoff (talented psychopath like Ted Bundy)

    01/25/2009 2:51:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,267+ views
    NYT ^ | 01/24/09 | JULIE CRESWELL and LANDON THOMAS Jr.
    The Talented Mr. Madoff By JULIE CRESWELL and LANDON THOMAS Jr. /snip An easy answer is that Mr. Madoff was a charlatan of epic proportions, a greedy manipulator so hungry to accumulate wealth that he did not care whom he hurt to get what he wanted. But some analysts say that a more complex and layered observation of his actions involves linking the world of white-collar finance to the world of serial criminals. They wonder whether good old Bernie Madoff might have stolen simply for the fun of it, exploiting every relationship in his life for decades while studiously manipulating...
  • Staying calm 'prevents dementia'

    01/20/2009 3:47:23 AM PST · by Schnucki · 10 replies · 623+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 20, 2008
    People who are more laid back are less likely to develop dementia in old age, a study has suggested. Research published in the journal Neurology asked 500 healthy elderly people to fill out questionnaires about their personalities. Those who were calm and relaxed had a 50% lower risk of developing dementia during the six years of the study. UK experts said it offered "compelling evidence" of the need to be "socially active throughout life". There are 700,000 people with dementia in the UK. That number is expected to rise to over one million by 2025 and 1.7 million by 2051....
  • Do you have a light?” Smoking keeps tight grip on LGBT community

    01/18/2009 5:47:56 PM PST · by kewlhandluke2 · 23 replies · 3,620+ views
    nortwestern ^ | 1/15/09 | Meg Martin
    “The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is just busting at the seams this month,” said Sherrill Keefe, director of American Lung Association of Illinois-Greater Chicago. “People say, ‘This is the year I’m going to quit smoking.’” But members of the LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) community are 35 to 200 percent more likely to be smokers than the general public, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network based in Boston. Karyn Haney, a lesbian who quit smoking three years ago this January, is the project coordinator for Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center’s “It’s a Bitch to Quit” smoking cessation program. The center launched its...
  • Autism Cases On The Rise In California, Study Suggests

    01/11/2009 10:31:41 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 67 replies · 1,278+ views
    All Headline News ^ | January 10, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Autism Cases On The Rise In California, Study Suggests ShareThis Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - A new study suggests cases of autism are indeed on the rise in California, and chemicals and infectious microbes, not genetics, could be the cause.The study, by the University of California David M.I.N.D. Institute, concluded that California has seen a seven-to-eight-fold increase in the amount of children born with autism since 1990. The study was published in the January 2009 edition of the journal Epidemiology. UC Davis researchers said study of the changes in the neurodevelopment of children should shift in focus away from genetic...
  • Florida conservatives fight transgender restroom rule

    01/09/2009 4:50:02 PM PST · by nobama08 · 58 replies · 1,275+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2009 | Ron Word
    GAINESVILLE - A blond girl heads from a playground into a women's restroom. A scruffy man, lurking outside, darts in behind her. ``Your City Commission Made This Legal,'' the words on the TV screen read. And it's true, sort of. The dark ad came from opponents of a gender identity provision added last year to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, which now allows the city's roughly 100 transgender residents to use whichever restroom they're most comfortable using. Foes want to repeal the new protection with a March 24 ballot measure that has divided Gainesville, a generally gay-friendly university city surrounded by...
  • Shopaholic spinster found dead under 3ft of unopened goods

    01/08/2009 8:31:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | January 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    A spinster who obsessively hoarded clothes died in her home after a mountain of suitcases fell on her, burying her alive. Joan Cunnane, 77, owned 300 scarves as well as thousands of trinkets and valuables. They took up so much space in her bungalow that she had only a 2ft-wide path to get around them, and her car and garage were packed with other goods. After she was reported missing earlier this week, it took police searching her home two days to sift through her possessions. Miss Cunnane was eventually found buried under a 3ft pile of cases in a...
  • Cross-dressing Dr. Richard Sharpe found dead in cell

    01/06/2009 8:38:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 2,189+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/06/09 | Michelle McPhee, Joe Dwinell, Jessica von Sack
    The cross-dressing Harvard-educated millionaire dermatologist who murdered his wife in their North Shore home in 2000 was found dead in his cell at MCI-Norfolk last night after he hanged himself, prison officials tell the Herald. Dr. Richard Sharpe – who was also charged with hatching a plan to escape from jail shortly after he was charged with murder – was found in his cell at 7:26 p.m. last night, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin. Wiffin said Sharpe, who blasted his wife in the chest with a shotgun, hanged himself with a bedsheet. According to a prison source, a...
  • Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change

    01/06/2009 12:48:04 PM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies · 2,046+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 5, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday January 5, 2009 Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change By Kathleen GilbertCHEVY CHASE, Maryland, January 5, 2009 ( - An international medical organization has recommended that children as young as 12 who question their sexual identity should be given drugs to block the physical changes of puberty.The New Scientist reports that the injunction comes as part of a set of guidelines, the first of its kind, published last month by the Endocrine Society.  The “Guidelines For Health Organisations Commissioning Treatment Services For Trans People” call for healthcare administrators around the globe to provide full coverage...
  • Bernie's funda-mental defense

    12/30/2008 12:30:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Bernie's funda-mental defense Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:34 AM If you thought Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion investment scheme was audacious, get ready for his alibi. Lawyers for the accused scammer are exploring an insanity defense, we hear. “Bernie’s family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break,” says a Madoff acquaintance. “They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder.” Madoff’s grip on reality does show signs of slipping. The 70-year-old financier, now a prisoner of his East Side penthouse, wore a weird smile when he was photographed shortly after his Dec....
  • Military Struggles With Response To PTSD

    12/27/2008 6:44:02 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 57 replies · 1,187+ views
    CBS News ^ | 26 Dec 2008 | Kimberly Dozier
    Now, his [First Sergeant Jeff McKinney] family says, he's a casualty of war. Two wars really: the war in Iraq, where he served honorably, and the war within the military over how to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. On July 11, 2007, McKinney, serving on his second tour, killed himself in front of his men. He had endured months of sleeplessness, nightmares and guilt over losing so many of the soldiers he commanded. ... Commanders at one army base posted a fake "Hurt Feelings Report" -- portraying a crying cartoon face -- to mock soldiers seeking help for combat stress....